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Plant Details

Malaxis spicata

Florida Adder's-mouth, Florida Adder's Mouth

Scientific Name:

Malaxis spicata

Common Name:

Florida Adder's-mouth, Florida Adder's Mouth

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Tan

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Sub-hydric(*)

Bloom Time:

June - July - August

Bloom Area:

Coast, Mountains

Habitat Description:

Maritime swamp forests, calcareous but mucky swamps in the outer Coastal Plain, spring-fed swamps, wet hammocks (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*)

State Status:

SC-V: Special Concern: Vulnerable (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank: G4?

Plant

image

David McAdoo

Bloom

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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